[gang-buhs-ter] /ˈgæŋˌbʌs tər/
a law-enforcement officer who specializes in breaking up organized crime, often by forceful or sensational means.
someone or something having great impact, usually in a positive way.
gangbusters, an outstandingly successful state or situation:
We aren’t looking for gangbusters, but we’d like you to pass all your subjects this semester.
adjective, Often, gangbusters
of or like a law-enforcement officer who uses rough, aggressive, or sensational tactics in fighting crime:
The undercover agents avoided the gangbusters approach.
strikingly effective or successful:
a gangbusters year for compact cars.
I’m not gangbusters over the idea.
go gangbusters, to be extremely successful:
The movie went gangbusters.
like gangbusters, with great speed, intensity, vigor, impact, or success:
The software market was growing like gangbusters. The hockey team came on at the beginning of the season like gangbusters.
to come on like gangbusters (c.1940) is from U.S. radio crimefighting drama “Gangbusters” (1937-57) which opened with a cacophony of sirens, screams, shots, and jarring music.
: The big investigation still going gangbusters?/ Dad is still alive and going great gang-busters
Superlative; very successful: ”Breakfast Time” does that well. I think it’s going to be gangbusters
[1970s+; fr the name of a radio series that lasted from 1936 to 1957]
noun 1. a drilling machine having a number of separately driven vertical spindles in a row, used for drilling holes in a piece successively.
[gang-er] /ˈgæŋ ər/ noun, British. 1. a foreman of a gang of laborers. /ˈɡæŋə/ noun 1. (mainly Brit) the foreman of a gang of labourers
[gan-jeez] /ˈgæn dʒiz/ noun 1. a river flowing SE from the Himalayas in N India into the Bay of Bengal: sacred to Hindus. 1550 miles (2495 km) long. /ˈɡændʒiːz/ noun 1. the great river of N India and central Bangladesh: rises in two headstreams in the Himalayas and flows southeast to Allahabad, where it is […]
[gan-jeez] /ˈgæn dʒiz/ noun 1. a river flowing SE from the Himalayas in N India into the Bay of Bengal: sacred to Hindus. 1550 miles (2495 km) long. /ɡænˈdʒɛtɪk/ adjective 1. of or relating to the river Ganges /ˈɡændʒiːz/ noun 1. the great river of N India and central Bangladesh: rises in two headstreams in […]